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Closing Sweden's oldest nuclear plant could prove costly for southern region

A transmission capacity deficit in southern Sweden and less regional power generation could hit the residents and factories of Southern Sweden hard.

Photo: Vattenfall

Decommissioning the nation's oldest nuclear power plant could become a costly affair for Sorthern Sweden.

Thursday, the country's oldest atomic energy station, Ringhals 1, will be decommissioned and could both lead to pricier electricity bills and burden supply security through shedding 880 MW in stable baseload capacity, reports Bloomberg News.

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